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Re: [OM] Om metering question

Subject: Re: [OM] Om metering question
From: gma <gma@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998 20:20:27 -0700
Hi;

I had a light leak thru the eyepiece of my 4T. Oly fixed it under warranty.  
So, my input
is, it is possible on OM bodies, but only if the camera is defective. IOW it's 
not SOP.

george

Mark Hammons wrote:

> >I was aware of the meter errors from light entering the finder, but is
> >there any risk of light reaching the film, or causing flare through the
> >finder during exposure? I recently shot did some outdoor macro
> >work with my 4T where the sun was hitting the finder on a few
> >shots (using timer on tripod). When I noticed, I quickly took
> >another shot while shading the finder, but I'm now curious whether
> >there is a risk on any OM bodies...
>
> It does not seem possible to me as the mirror will be locked up next to the 
> focusing
> screen and
> i BELIEVE that it is (or should be) a light-tight seal.  The metering Before 
> exposure,
> however, may be off due to light coming in through the viewfinder.
>
> Mark Hammons
>
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